London Fashion Week: Final Day

It’s a little late I know, but here is my post for my last day at London Fashion Week. This was my favourite day by far! This was the only day I went to Somerset House. I was invited to see the LoveBullets display. It was one of the best things I saw all week, they make jewellery out of old bullet casings and it was just such an artistic way of using old artillery. Another of my favourites was Mawi Jewellery, they had a collection called ‘The Bunny Collection.’ The clue is in the name really, it was an entire collection of necklaces, rings and bracelets of bunnies! My ultimate favourite animal ever. I am so excited for this collection to be released in AW15, I will definitely be investing in a bunny ring.

It’s a common misconception that people that work in the fashion industry are bound to be bitchy and superficial. I can safely say, that the people that I met at Somerset House were some of  the friendliest people I have ever met! Everyone comes up to you and just starts chatting, e-mail addresses are exchanged, compliments given out left right and centre, and industry professionals giving advice to interns and students. It was an amazing experience and I am so lucky that I had the opportunity to go!

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Kids at Fashion Week? NO! Stop

It seems as though the biggest thing to come out of NYFW was the unavoidable strop thrown by North West. This has caused loads of people to come forward and suggest a ban on children at fashion shows. Kim Kardashian and hubby Kanye West have been accused of using their baby to put all the attention on them during the shows that they attended with North. There is absolutely no doubt that this tantrum distracted the attention away from the designers’ work, which is sad because 6 months were spent putting this collection together only for its moment in the spotlight to be rudely snatched away.

Read my article for Eluxe Magazine, which featured 7 good reasons why children should not be allowed at fashion shows…

http://eluxemagazine.com/magazine/reasons-kids-shouldnt-be-at-fashion-week/

London Fashion Week: Day 2

Today was my second day of London Fashion Week. I was invited to go to the Andipa Gallery in Chelsea to an exhibition on sustainable fashion throughout different cultures and times. The pieces that were in the exhibition were amazing, there were belts from ancient Egypt, head pieces from the 1700’s and fur coats from Tibet. The difference in cultures was amazing, some showed class by using gold or silver thread, some showed the same thing by using bright, extravagant colours.

Overall it was a really good experience, and Chelsea is always amazing to wander around, especially on a Sunday (because it’s quiet.)

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London Fashion Week: Day 1

Okay so London Fashion Week officially starts tomorrow, but whatever. Today I was invited to Chelsea Old Town Hall to watch a lingerie show, I saw some beautiful pieces! And felt some serious body envy watching the models strut down the runway (oh my God the legs, I would kill for those legs) but here are some of the best brands that I saw:

1) Fred and Ginger

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2) LA Figurelle

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3) Night Prowl

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4) Raine and Bea

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Fashion Overload

Okay so, I recently got an internship at a magazine called Eluxe. It is an online magazine that focuses on fashion and beauty products that are good for the environment and organic! This magazine has articles ranging from how chemicals in non-organic products can harm your health, to articles about Valentino’s new collections. There really is something for everyone, no matter what your taste.

I’m actually really enjoying working for this magazine and it’s giving me experience that I desperately needed to get my foot into the door of the fashion industry. Anyway, my first article was published online today! It is about lingerie brands that use organic/recycled materials, but still look fierce as f*ck! Check it out, maybe you’ll find something that’s ideal for Valentine’s day (you can thank me later)

xo

http://eluxemagazine.com/fashion/sustainable-lingerie-brands/ 

Cocktail Night? Look No Further

Every girl has gone through the nightmare of wanting to go out for drinks, but having no idea where to go. Really, all we want is good music, cheap(ish) alcohol and maybe a ruggedly handsome waiter to go all gooey eyed for. Is that too much to ask for? I don’t think so.

This past weekend it was my friends birthday and we had to find somewhere different to go, after loads of researching online we came across a bar in London called The London Cocktail Club. I can’t recommend this place enough! If you’re looking for a good night out in London that won’t cost an absolute bomb, definitely check this place out. It’s just off of Oxford Street, about a five minute walk from Oxford Circus tube station.

As you walk down the stairs into the underground bar, the music is blaring and its dark. Once all of your senses have adjusted you can see the decor, graffiti on the walls, tables scattered and the bar staff absolutely loving the music they’re playing.

The drinks that are on offer here are so inventive! We got one called Rumbongo, and it came in a giant money cocktail dispenser and tasted amaaaaazing. We also got Crack Baby shots, which were a fruity, alcohol-y concoction in a syringe, witty.

As the night went on, the cocktails flowed, from classic Pina Colada’s to blue tequila in a science beaker, called the Heisenberg. As we got a bit tipsy, we starting making friends with the bar staff and waitress, then they offered us a cocktail that wasn’t on the menu, called the Zombie. They ensured that it was the strongest they could make. Without going into too much detail…they weren’t wrong.

So if you fancy a night out in London with a good atmosphere, definitely check this place out!

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